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[PVS] CFP - The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013)



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           The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013)

       

                                                                    25-28 June, 2013

                                                          Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada



                       Conference Website:  http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-13/    

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IMPORTANT DATES

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- Workshop Proposal:                   October 10, 2012
- Full Paper Submission:               December 8, 2012
- Acceptance Notification:             February 8, 2013
- Graduate Symposium Abstract:  March 8, 2013
- Camera-Ready Submission:        March 15, 2013


ANT-2013 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on www.Elsevier.com and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus (http://www.scopus.com) and Engineering Village (Ei) (http://www.engineeringvillage.com). This includes EI Compendex (http://www.ei.org/compendex). The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/). Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652
- Journal of Computer and System Sciences, by Elsevier http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computer-and-system-sciences/
- Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/13278
- The Computer Journal, by Oxford http://comjnl.oxfordjournals.org/

ANT 2013 will be held in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is located on the far eastern coast of Canada and is approximately a 6-hour flight from London, UK and a 2-hour flight from Toronto, Ontario. Halifax is a vibrant and modern city which is home to multiple academic institutions and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment from whale watching to Jazz festivals to world-class cuisine. Halifax is also home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which contains the world largest collection of Titanic artifacts. Nova Scotia is a picturesque province with many National and Provincial parks, and as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, has the highest tides in the world.

ANT-2013 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT, http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/SEIT-13/).


Conference Tracks:

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- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
- Automatic Networks and Communications
- Cloud Computing
- Data Management
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
- Multimedia and Social Computing
- Multimodal Interfaces
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Systems Software Engineering
- Vehicular Networks and Applications
- General Track


COMMITTEES
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General Chairs
  Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
  Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs
  Karim Djouani, South African Institute of Technology, South Africa
  Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
  Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Advisory Committee
  Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
  Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
  Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
  Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
  Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia
  Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Workshops Chairs
  Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium
  Weiwei Fang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Program vice Chairs
  Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer-Institut for Computer Graphics IGD, Germany
  Senol Erdogan, Maltepe University, Turkey
  Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
  Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
  Irena Mlynkova, Charles University, Czech Republic
  Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
  Jiang Li, Howard University, USA
  Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
  Davy Janssens, Hasselt University, Belgium

  Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium

  Tom Bellemans, Hasselt University, Belgium

  Keivan Kian-Mehr, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  Mohsen Afsharchi, University of Zanjan, Iran
  Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia 
  Walid Chainbi, University of Sousse, Tunis
  Nauman Aslam, Northumbria University, UK
  Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada
  Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada
  Bharat Jayaraman, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
  Jayaraj Poroor, Amrita University, India
  Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
  Lyes Khoukhi, University of Troy, France
  Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
  Navonil Mustafee, Swansea University, UK


International Journals Chairs
  Jing He, Victoria University, Australia
  Jian Yu, Swinburne University, Australia

Local Arrangement Chairs
  Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada
  Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  Ramiro Liscano, University of Ontario, Canada
  Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada

Publicity Chairs
  Agustinus Waluyo, Monash University, Australia
  Muhammad Imran, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  Wael M El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

International Liaison Chairs
  Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
  Adnan Al-Anbuky, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Steering Committee
  Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
  Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University
  Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
  David Taniar, Monash University, Australia 
  Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
  Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
  Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
  Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA